July Reading / Life
- I read nine books in July, which is a lot for me. The addition of audiobooks has definitely jacked up my numbers.
- Other than this month’s favorite (Mudbound), lighter choices tended to work best for me and I read three that I’ll be adding to my 2016 Summer Reading Guide (All Is Not Forgotten, Siracusa and You Will Know Me).
- I listened to Dataclysm on audio, but it probably would’ve worked better in print with the number of graphs and charts he tried to verbally explain. And, I finally got to Tiny Beautiful Things and the audio was amazing…it’s the first audiobook I’ve ever rated 5 stars.
- I loved parts of How to Set A Fire And Why, was comforted by Dinner with Edward, and (mostly) enjoyed Behold the Dreamers.
- On the TV viewing front, my husband and I have been really into The Chef’s Table, a Netflix documentary series spotlighting respected chefs and restaurants and recently started Last Chance U, about college football.
- Most importantly, the Olympics starts this weekend! Do you have any idea how excited I am?! Get ready for a couple Olympics-themed blog posts and lots of Olympics chatter on Twitter!
August Releases I’m Excited About
Top Backlist Books on my “To Be Read” List
Most Popular July Posts
Favorite Posts by Fellow Bloggers
- The “business books” on The Book Wheel’s 5 Books to Change Your Career Outlook list don’t sound like the boring kind! I added Originals to my TBR list.
- I always love Ann at Books on the Table’s eclectic recommendation lists…and I really enjoyed three books on her What to Read Next – July list!
- Shannon at River City Reading shared how she can spot a favorite in the first 10 pages based on “style, sentence structure, and voice.”
- Despite not being much of a music person, I loved Rory at Fourth Street Review’s creativity in talking about Stephen King’s Revival by creating a literary mix tape.